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November 23, 2007

Bye Buy!

Today is (in the consumerist United States at least) known as Black Friday. It is the day after Thanksgiving and therefore the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season. It is one of the biggest and busiest day to shop, but also the day with some of the best sales.

Today is also Buy Nothing Day, which is an informal day of protest against consumerism. (Internationally, Buy Nothing Day is tomorrow, but in the U.S. it is always the day after Thanksgiving). It is a day to examine the issue of over-consumption.

Critics of "Buy Nothing Day" say that it doesn't make any difference, because people will just buy twice as much the next day... but I suppose it's well intentioned and can send a message.

You can be assured that the members of the Evil Slut Clique will not be shopping today, but not because of any protest. We're just tired from yesterday and don't want to brave the massive crowds. Who knew laziness could turn into social activism?

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